Speaking and Engagements

Carol Fitzgerald is a sought-after speaker and presenter.

She’s available to…

Deliver keynote conference programming
Speak on market trends
Develop events
Create programs for book groups
Pitch new and upcoming titles
Moderate panels
Interview authors

Fees and Availability

For information on Carol’s speaking fees and availability, contact her at Carol@bookreporter.com.

 Programs and Appearances

2019

Upcoming Appearances

November:

Thursday, November 14th
6:30pm-8:30pm
Book Club Girl’s Night Out

HarperCollins – New York City
Interview with Susan Wiggs, author of The Oysterville Sewing Circle and Alena Dillon, author of Mercy House, which releases on February 11th.
Ticket information here.

Past Appearances

2019

November:

Saturday, November 2nd
11:30am
Hillsborough Public Library

379 South Branch Road
Hillsborough, NJ
Interview with Fiona Davis, author of The Chelsea Girls

October:

Saturday, October 12th
Morristown Festival of Books
Morristown, NJ

Carol will be moderating the following panels:

11:10-12:00:
Talking Strong Historical Women with Marie Benedict and Whitney Sharer 
St. Peter’s Parish Hall

3:00-3:50:
Marjan Kamali and Beatriz Williams talk stories across time and boundaries 
Church of the Redeemer

4:10-5:00:
Pam Jenoff and Jennifer Robson explore hidden heroes from wartime to peacetime
Church of the Redeemer

Sunday, October 20th
White Plains Public Library
1:30pm
What Should We Read Next? An Event for Book Groups and Other Passionate Readers
White Plains Public Library
100 Martine Avenue
White Plains, New York 10601

June:

Wednesday, June 19th
6:30pm-8:30pm
Book Club Girl Night Out
Carol Fitzgerald will interview with Joshilyn Jackson (Never Have I Ever) and Meg Mitchell Moore (The Islanders)
HarperCollins
195 Broadway
New York, NY
Ticket information here.

Thursday, June 20th
2:30-4:30pm
RASD of Nassau County Library Association Presentation

Merrick Public Library
By Invitation Only

Thursday, June 20th
7:00pm
Rockville Centre Library

221 N Village Avenue
Rockville Centre, NY
Summer Reading Kickoff Presentation of new and upcoming books

Friday, June 28th
6:00pm
“Beach Book Picks” sponsored by the Avalon Public Library
Being held in the Multipurpose Room at the elementary school adjacent to the library
235 32nd Street
Avalon, NJ 08202

February:

Tuesday, February 5th
6:00pm
The Penn Club – New York (Private Event)
Interview with Jerrold Fine, Author of Make Me Even

Sunday, February 24th
2:00pm
What Should We Read Next? An Event for Book Groups and Other Passionate Readers
Bernardsville Public Library
1 Andersonville Road
Bernardsville, NJ 07924
Register to attend here

March:

Saturday, March 2nd
Tucson Festival of Books
University of Arizona: Integrated Learning Center Room 130
10:00 am to 11:00 am
“Traversing the Unknown”

Panelists: Mary Kubica, John Jay Osborn and Karen Walker

As a reader we use the characters’ narration to guide us through the story, but what happens to the reading experience when the narration style takes a turn and characters are just as confused as the reader? Explore the unique ways an author can alter the narration by straying from the traditional linear approach.

Saturday, March 2nd
Tucson Festival of Books
University of Arizona: Modern Languages Room 350
4:00 pm to 5:00 pm
“Bringing History to Life”

Panelists: Therese Anne Fowler, Michelle Gable and Whitney Scharer

Discover the rich inner world of the Vanderbilt’s, the Kennedy’s, and the artist Lee Miller and learn how the authors gave the celebrities another voice.

Sunday, March 3rd
Tucson Festival of Books
U
niversity of Arizona: Student Union Tucson Room

10:00 am to 11:00 am
“Piecing It Together”

Panelists: Rachel Kadish, Amy Meyerson and Jennifer Robson

A discussion of how the authors wove a treasure hunt into the story and how it then becomes not only the character’s journey, but also the reader’s.

April:

April 30th
7:00 pm
What Should We Read Next? An Event for Book Groups and Other Passionate Readers

Fairfield County Library
Main Library – Memorial Room
1080 Old Post Road
Fairfield, CT 06824
Register to attend here.

May:

Friday, May 10, 2019
5:30pm-7:30pm
Private event for Somerset County Librarians 

Thursday, May 30, 2019
3:300pm-4:05pm
Book Expo – New York
Trade Event (Not Open to the Public)
Interview Jennifer Weiner about Mrs. Everything

Friday, May 31, 2019
1:00pm-2:50pm
Book Expo – New York
Trade Event (Not Open to the Public)
8th Annual Book Group Speed Dating

2018

April:

April 26th
7:00pm

Fairfield Woods Branch Library
1147 Fairfield Woods Road
Fairfield, CT  06825
Book Club Celebration with Carol Fitzgerald
Register here.

May:

May 7th
Watchung Booksellers

54 Fairfield Street
Watchung Plaza
Montclair, NJ 07042
Interview with Lisa Jewell, author of Then She Was Gone

May 31st
Book Expo – New York

Author Buzz Panel

June:

June 1st
Book Expo – New York

Interview with Kate Morton

Book Expo – New York
7th Annual Book Group Speed Dating

June 20th
2:30-5:00pm
RASD of Nassau County Library Association Presentation

Merrick Public Library
By Invitation Only

June 20th
7:00pm
Rockville Centre Library

221 N Village Avenue
Rockville Centre, NY
Summer Reading Kickoff Presentation of new and upcoming books

August:

August 1st
6:00pm
“Beach Book Picks” sponsored by the Avalon Public Library
Being held in the Multipurpose Room at the elementary school adjacent to the library
235 32nd Street
Avalon, NJ 08202

August 15th
7:00pm
Summer Beach Reading

Levittown Public Library
1 Bluegrass Lane
Levittown, New York 11756

October:

Saturday, October 13th
Morristown Book Festival

10:00am Interviewing Fiona Davis and Kate Quinn
12:20pm Interviewing Kate Morton and Diane Chamberlain
Morristown, NJ

Wednesday, October 17th
6:30pm-8:30pm
Book Club Night Out
Interview with Beatriz Williams, Lauren Willig and Karen White about The Glass Ocean

HarperCollins
195 Broadway
New York, NY
Ticket information here.

November:

Sunday, November 4th
2:00pm
What Should We Read Next? An Event for Book Groups and Other Passionate Readers
Community Room
White Plains Public Library
100 Martine Avenue
White Plains, New York 10601

Tuesday, November 13th
7:30pm
In Conversation with Jonathan Santlofer, Author of The Widower’s Notebook

[Words] Bookstore
179 Maplewood Avenue
Maplewood, NJ 07040

2017

March:

March 11th
Book Club Matinee at the Ed Sullivan Theatre
Presented by Simon & Schuster Events
2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
VIP Reception 5:00 – 6:00 pm
Featuring bestselling authors Anthony Doerr, Isabel Allende, Lisa See, Lisa Genova, Ruth Ware and Megan Miranda.
Ticketed Event: Sold Out

April:

April 26th 
Association of Authors’ Representatives: KEEPING YOUR BOOK ALIVE: How To Continue to Market Your Book Post-Publication

Member only event.

April 27th
7:00 pm

Fairfield County Library
Main Library – Memorial Room
1080 Old Post Road
Fairfield, CT 06824
New and Upcoming Book Group Selections
Register here.

June:

June 1
Book Expo – New York
Author Buzz Panel

June 2
Book Expo – New York
6th Annual Book Group Speed Dating

June 6
7:00 pm
Morristown Festival of Books Summer Spotlight
Interview with Emma Straub
Morris Museum

June 21
RASD of Nassau County Library Association Presentation
West Hempstead Public Library
9:30 am-12:00 pm
By Invitation Only

June 27th
7:00 pm
Rockville Centre Library
221 N Village Ave, Rockville Centre, NY 
Summer Reading Kickoff Presentation of new and upcoming books

June 28th
7:00 pm
“Beach Book Picks” sponsored by the Avalon Public Library
Avalon Elementary School
235 32nd Street, Avalon, NJ 08202

October:

October 13th
Morristown Book Festival
Morristown, NJ

November:

November 18th-19th
Time to be announced
Miami Book Fair
Miami, FL 

2016

November:

Miami Book Fair
Book Clubs – What’s Trending and Interview with Gayle Forman, author of Leave Me

October:

Morristown Book Festival
Moderator: You Can’t Choose Your Family: Fiction Panel with Naomi Jackson, Lynda Cohen Loigman and Matthew Thomas
Moderator: It’s All In Your Head: Mind-Bending Suspense with Sharon Guskin, Peter Swanson and Wendy Walker

Ocean County Library
Keynote Speaker at the Ocean County Library’s Book Group Leader’s Tea

Somerset County Library System
 Presentation of new and upcoming titles

July:

Women’s Civic Club of Stone Harbor
Book Groups and MORE!

June:

Rockville Centre Library
Summer Reading Kickoff Presentation of new and upcoming books

Nassau County Library System
Reference and Adult Services Division Book Preview
Keynote Speaker

May:

Book Expo America, Chicago
Program Development and Execution: Book Group Speed Dating Event

Panel Speaker: “Audiobooks: What’s Happening”

Interview with Chris Cleave and Fredrik Bachman

Interview with BEA Buzz Authors:
Gary Younge, Another Day in the Death of America
Thomas Mullen, Darktown
Emily Fridlund, History of Wolves
Emma Flint, Little Deaths
Brit Bennett, The Mothers
Nathan Hill, The Nix

April

Random House Open House
Interview with Melanie Benjamin, Helen Simonson and Dawn Tripp

Public Library Association – Denver, Colorado
ReadingGroupGuides.com Book Group Survey Presentation and Interview with Ariel Lawhon, author of Flight of Dreams

March

Kid’s Digital Book World
Moderator: “I’m a Librarian — Ask Me Anything”
Panelists: Richard Watson, Donna Rasmussen, Melissa Jacobs